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Israeli occupation authorities have threatened to demolish the West Bank cave that a Palestinian family have sought sanctuary in after they were refused permission to build a house.

Palestine's minister for Jerusalem affairs Fadi al-Hidmi has filed a complaint against Israeli police who he said assaulted him.

Yemen in Focus: Houthis' Riyadh attack a 'bargaining chip'

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: Houthis' Riyadh attack a 'bargaining chip'

This week we focus on recent escalations between the Houthis and Saudi Arabia, a campaign to release prisoners, and more.

Outrage over Saudi-led coalition 'horse massacre' in Yemen's capital

The New Arab

Outrage over Saudi-led coalition 'horse massacre' in Yemen's capital

Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed dozens of Arabian horses in the Yemeni capital on Monday.

Jailed French academic Adelkhah hospitalised in Iran: lawyer

The New Arab

Jailed French academic Adelkhah hospitalised in Iran: lawyer

A French-Iranian academic who has been imprisoned in Iran since last year has been admitted to hospital, her lawyer confirmed.

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Jailed Iranian ecologist 'sexually assaulted, forced to imitate animals'

Niloufar Bayani, who is serving a 10-year prison sentence, said Iranian authorities threatened her with death and rape, while also forcing her to make animal noises.

Dani Qappani

'Humanity is dying': Syrians feel abandoned by the world

Syrians have been abandoned for almost nine years by the international community, who they accuse of being blind, deaf and mute to the endless, ...

Diana Alghoul

Arab veganism: Back to roots or copying the West?

It almost seems as though the rise in veganism in the Arab world directly correlates with 'Western influence' – but how true is this?

The New Arab

Internet erupts in outrage after Saudi YouTuber 'microwaves kitten'

The 18-year-old posted the video on YouTube, where he has over 6.6 million followers, prompting outrage for encouraging the torture of animals.

Syrian activist Idlib town has 'more cats than people'

The New Arab

Syrian activist Idlib town has 'more cats than people'

A town in Syria called Kafrnabl has sustained such heavy bombing that it is now home to more cats than people.

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Iraq protesters bring lions to fight riot police dogs

A young Iraqi man has brought a fearsome lion to a protest upon hearing that security forces would use dogs against protesters, going viral on ...

Attempting suicide among 28 crimes 'downgraded' in the UAE

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Attempting suicide among 28 crimes 'downgraded' in the UAE

A list of 28 punishable offences in the United Arab Emirates will now see those accused pay a fine instead of facing a judge in court.

Government change offers no solution for Iraq

Judit Neurink

Government change offers no solution for Iraq

Comment: If Iraq's party system based on religion, ethnicity and endemic clientelism is not addressed, protests will recur and frustration will ...

Murder in the Saudi consulate: Inside Jamal Khashoggi's killing

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Murder in the Saudi consulate: Inside Jamal Khashoggi's killing

Special coverage as the world prepares to commemorate the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi one year after his brutal murder shocked the ...

Sudanese torture survivors neglected by the UK Home Office

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Sudanese torture survivors neglected by the UK Home Office

Asylum seekers who suffered under the former regime of Bashir in Sudan now face another obstacle in their bid for safety and a new life: the UK ...

The New Arab

Saudi crown prince hosts Israeli, American evangelicals in Jeddah

A delegation of Israeli, American Christian evangelicals met with Saudi Arabia's crown prince ahead of the 18th September 11 anniversary on Tuesday.

Charlie Faulkner

Activism focused cafe defies growing left-wing oppression in Jerusalem

Feature: Imbala was opened at the beginning of last year by a handful of activists with the aim of creating a communal space for co-resistance ...

Farhan Mujahid Chak

Kashmir, genocide and the spirit of resistance

Genocide Watch lists Ten Stages of the genocidal process. Now, Kashmir exhibits all those stages, especially when considering India's current ...

Nick McAlpin

Israel uses animal rights to 'veganwash' the occupation

Animal rights activism and national emancipation are rarely mentioned in the same breath. Nevertheless, for the Palestinian ...

Indonesian who brought dog into mosque faces blasphemy case

The New Arab & agencies

Indonesian who brought dog into mosque faces blasphemy case

An Indonesian women who brought a dog into a mosque is being accused of blasphemy, a criminal offence in Indonesia with a maximum penalty of ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Why is UAE 'occupying' Yemen's Socotra island?

Comment: The UAE's quest for greater political and economic regional influence has taken it to the Yemeni island of Socotra, writes Jonathan ...

Man killed by Hindus in India 'after slaughtering cow'

The New Arab & agencies

Man killed by Hindus in India 'after slaughtering cow'

Indian police said one was killed and three injured in an attack by a mob while they were skinning a dead ox, in the latest case of so-called ...

Turkey's parliament to open mini zoo... for <em>animal</em> <em>rights</em>

The New Arab

Turkey's parliament to open mini zoo... for animal rights

Turkey's parliament has said it plans to open a mini zoo, populated with birds and deer, in order to promote animal rights in ...

BDS bulletin: Reappropriating hummus for justice

Karim Traboulsi

BDS bulletin: Reappropriating hummus for justice

Israel has long appropriated Palestinian cuisine and Arab dishes, rebranding them as its own to efface the culture of the lands it occupies. But ...

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